Connected Resources is a family of combinable sensors and actuators for older people. They are designed to mimic in physical form and digital functionality the affordance of the mundane objects that older people use in everyday life to complement their ageing skills. Once in use, Connected Resources begin to learn from how they are used and inspire older people to develop and share their personal strategies. Instead of enforcing compliance to normative behaviour, Connected Resources use machine learning to celebrate older people’s ingenuity and vitality. Connected Resources empower older people to negotiate their desired level of independence according to personal and changing circumstances as well as the social values and norms shared within the community.